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  • 40% (4)
    AMD 7000 series
  • 60% (6)
    Nvida 600/700 series
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post #1 of 15
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I will be doing my first build in April and I was wondering what VGA card would be good. I would like phys X but does it affect game play or is it there to look at once and a while? I would like 40-60 fps average at ultra settings on BF3. What card should I get although I can't spend over $400-450 on the VGA card. I am not a fanboy of any company so, I don't care about the brand. So, what card should I get?
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I voted the 600/700, BUT I would highly suggest looking into a used 6950 or 570 SLI config from the OCN market place that is still under warrentee. You will get MUCH more for your money.
post #3 of 15
Asus Gtx 570 dcu2
Or if ur worried about it being too heavy and sagging get msi gtx570 twinfrozr3 power edition
Of course theirs always nvidia kepler and amd 7000

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post #4 of 15
Well PhysX is not widely available in many games. And even when it is, it's simple props that you wouldn't notice in games at times. It's really up to you if you want to shell out extra cash for a small card for PhysX. What resolution would you be playing at? So we can find the best card for you thumb.gif
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Well PhysX is not widely available in many games. And even when it is, it's simple props that you wouldn't notice in games at times. It's really up to you if you want to shell out extra cash for a small card for PhysX. What resolution would you be playing at? So we can find the best card for you thumb.gif

I will be running at 1920X1080.
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post #6 of 15
I think you're going to be best off trying to find a GTX580 3GB after the 600/700 series launches as the price will drop. At 1080p, a 3GB GTX580 overclocked should be enough for BF3.
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I think you're going to be best off trying to find a GTX580 3GB after the 600/700 series launches as the price will drop. At 1080p, a 3GB GTX580 overclocked should be enough for BF3.

When should it cost that much or do I buy it from Ebay? If I buy it from Ebay what do I do if it is DOA?
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post #8 of 15
physx just offloads certain calculations to the gpu instead of the cpu doing all the work.

The gpu will do both graphics and physics.
But with an ATI card, the cpu will do the physics calculations.

April is a long way off so dont decide now, wait until the next nvidia cards come out with benchmarks.
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post #9 of 15
the entire graphics landscape will change by April. AMD will expand their 7000 series and NVidia will launch their next-gen Kepler cards. So if you were to buy today, your best option would be a 7950. But that will likely change by April.
post #10 of 15
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Guys I got a great idea from XC rapid, I could buy a 580 3GB from Ebay ! I would save and I am on a realy tight budget.
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